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About yoshii

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    SF Bay, CA / San Diego, CA
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    macro algae, weird inverts, photography, sleeping, research/learning new things

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  1. yoshii

    Mark's 150 (NanoBox Retro)

    Every time I visit this thread I'm always in awe of how filled in and beautiful this tank is, keep up the amazing work!
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    Lypto's Jellyfish Project

    Wow this is such an interesting thread! I can't wait to see more updates! 🙂
  3. You're welcome, happy gorg-keeping! 🙂
  4. First, I just want to say that your avatar picture is my favorite aquatic meme ever! I crack up every time I see it, I wished people used it more lol I would definitely advise against getting a blueberry gorg. As beautiful as they are, they just don't survive in our tanks, and then you just get sad as your gorg slowly dies and you have to throw away $80. As far as non-photosynthetic gorgs go, the solid orange (Swiftia) I had in this tank were much easier. Gorg food I remember feeding powdered coral food, and some liquid filter feeder food like Ocean Nutrition's Oyster Feast. The more foods you mix in, the better chance you have of having a happy and healthy gorg. Also, don't forget about photosynthetic gorgs! They are way easier than the NPS gorgs and can nicely fill out a gorg tank 🙂 I would recommend looking at these beautiful gorg/softie tanks for some great inspo: Felicia's, Ziareefer's, and Kimberbee's. Side note: This tank is no longer running, but you can read a summary about its care at this TOTM page
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    Ommeh's 3.5 Gallon Pico Tank - #overengineer

    Oo, this looks thought out and well planned. What a teeny sump!
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    Yoshii's 5.5g Macro Reef

    I will be sure to wear my NR shirt you gave me two MACNAs ago! 🙂 It will be fun to see everyone again The sand bed gets "stirred up" every time I move the tank, which is usually 5x a year, but I didn't move it at the beginning of summer like I normally do, so maybe it's just got a build up of nastiness from 6mo ago? I'm considering removing the sand bed since I will be moving the tank after I graduate (beginning of Sept). Maybe I should do this weekend while my apartmentmate is gone so they don't have to smell the awfulness that I'm sure will come with it Yep! As much as I'd like to fiddle with the tank, I also need to finish my degree before my summer lease ends after MACNA 😅 I do have Prazi, but I've only used it for treating internal parasites (which I believe is its main purpose?). I've used it in a previous tank with good results, although I was just looking for the death of my goby's internal parasites. I'll look into it, thanks for the suggestion!
  7. You're welcome! Peyss can look a lot like sponge at first glance (look for the siphon holes on a sponge). I don't think it's well known in the reefing community. I only learned about it in detail because I'm studying marine algae in grad school. Hahaha actually my username is from a username I created for my first reef forum (before I joined NR), and I couldn't think of a name, but my brother was playing Super Mario in the background, so I chose the name of my favorite character, Yoshi
  8. yoshii

    Patrick's minireef

    Thank you! I haven't been very active on NR in the past few years, but I'm glad I found your thread. Your tank looks very nice, so clean! I'll be following along 🙂 What are your future plans for the tank?
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    Patrick's minireef

    Nice find! Yeah in juvis, it's easier to tell by looking at the anal fin (more angled, not rounded, and 50/50 black/white) and the larger eye. Those sound like nice roommates! It probably helped that it was at the LFS for a while and knows to rush for the food. Sure 🙂 I actually was checking my old email (that I never use anymore) for something else, and saw I had a NR notification!
  10. Coralline algae, a type of red algae (Rhodophyta), can come in a variety of colors, but usually pink, red, and purple as people have mentioned here. There is no such thing as green coralline algae (unless it is dead and has a film of green algae on top), but there are other types of encrusting algae that might be grouped into "coralline" algae. Peyssonnellia, also an encrusting red algae, can come in some cool color combos (yellow, orange, red, pink), but often prefers lower light, and may be found in cracks, crevices, and shadowy areas in a tank. Here's some cool examples
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    Yoshii's 5.5g Macro Reef

    Thank you! The tank looks terrible right now lol. It's had an odd problem lately. I noticed the other month my clown was acting weird, a little sick, so I took him out and put him in quarantine with an anti-bacterial (since he had clamped fins, slightly cloudy eye). In a few days, he was back to normal and looked great. I had done an extra large water change on the display during his quarantine, then added him back to the tank. I noticed later that night he had clamped fins again and was breathing heavily. The water tested fine so I gave him more time to adjust. Unfortunately, he didn't make it through the night 😞 I've been doing large water changes but I still can't figure out what's wrong. Even my corals (an softies!) are unhappy and some have died. I wonder if it's something bacterial? Or if I just need to give my sandbed a good cleaning since I don't have any sand sifters anymore (RIP hardest working Nass snail for 5 years) Anyways, I've haven't really had time to focus on the tank or visit NR, as I'm trying to finish my Masters thesis/degree by the end of this month! So stress levels are high But I will be at MACNA next month, and at the Women's Meetup, NR Meetup, and Poster Session if anyone wants to hang out or listen to me blab on about my research 😛
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    Patrick's minireef

    Hi Patrick! Ooh it's great to see more Heniochus lovers! They are beautiful fish, although can be bossed around by more aggressive fish. Yours looks quite small, so it's hard to say for certain, but it looks like a H. diphreutes to me (which are supposed to be reef safe). I've always found them to be one of the easiest butterflies to keep, so long as no other fish bother them. Once they settle in, they'll eat any prepared foods.
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    Flourescent Hitchhiker

    It's Peyssonnelia, a type of crustose algae. Neat! Usually a slow grower, shows off those cool red/orange patterns
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    Steph's 13.5 Invert Haven

    Glad to hear the algae is going away, hopefully that trend continues! Love the new frogspawn